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Jackson County (MI) Moving Forward with Fairgrounds Development without Ballpark

A naming rights partnership for the proposed Frontier League (Independent Professional) baseball stadium and team was expected to be announced at the Tuesday, Aug. 8 Board of Commissioners study session before the deal fell apart.  While it could resurface, the county is moving forward with redesigning the fairgrounds without a stadium in the middle.  Read more here.

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A’s Launch Ballpark Website and Survey

The Oakland A’s have introduced the latest phase in their ballpark quest, the launch of a website dedicated to the ballpark hunt itself and an exhaustive online survey where fans can share what features they would like in a new venue.  Read more here.

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Refinancing Cowboys Stadium Debt Will Help Fund New Rangers Ballpark

The city of Arlington has formalized a plan to refinance its AT&T Stadium debt to help pay for the city’s half of the new $1 billion retractable-roof stadium for the Texas Rangers.  Read more here.

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A’s Narrowing Search for Ballpark Site

The A’s search for a new home in Oakland has narrowed to three locations, but the team appears to have strong interest in a 13-acre site near downtown that is now the headquarters of the Peralta Community College District.  Read more and view aerial photo here.

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The A’s ‘Will’ Announce Ballpark Site this Year

It appears the Oakland Athletics have plans for a new stadium.  A’s president Dave Kaval said in March that a ballpark site announcement was on schedule for 2017.  But on Friday, the A’s more confidently tweeted “a ballpark site in Oakland will be announced later this year.”  Read more and see tweet here.

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UK Breaks Ground on New Ballpark

University of KentuckyThe University of Kentucky Athletics Department officially broke ground on the construction of a new baseball stadium on Thursday.  Construction is expected to take 18-20 months, meaning the stadium will open in late fall 2018 in time for the 2019 UK baseball season.  Read more and view aerial rendering here.

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Wichita Focuses on New Ballpark To Dos, Potential Groundbreaking Early 2018

Minor League Baseball LogoThere are, as Wichita (KS) Mayor Jeff Longwell puts it, “plenty of checks and balances” that must occur before ground breaks on a new baseball stadium downtown.  There are also endpoints to each of those checks that make the project increasingly realistic.  Read more here.

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